Places to see in Copenhagen

Apr 6th, 2014, 07:34 AM
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Places to see in Copenhagen


I am planning a 2/3 day trip to copenhagen during the easter weekend. what are the places to see/visit in copenhagen? can i go to any nearby places?

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Apr 6th, 2014, 09:17 AM
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Carlsberg Brewery with its acclaimed architecture and art museums and brewery tours.

Tivoli Gardens - an old-time amusement park that is one of the most visited sites.

Christiana is the number two visited site by tourists - about the only 60-70s era communes (a "free city") - weird houses built by residents, some great restaurants - one is highly acclaimed amongst all Copenhagen restaurants - and Pusher Street where you can still buy cannabis over the table without problem - lots of unique pubs and buildings.

The most famous site in Copenhagen is no doubt The Little Mermaid, a statue of, duh, a mermaid sitting on a piece of rock by the harbor - last word is she is still there (periodically being stolen in the past!)

The center of Copenhagen has lush parks that are a joy to explore - and there is a Palace (Charlottenberg ? - can't remember the name) and the famous shopping street that winds thru the center of town.

World famous Glyptotek Museum of art (sorry about botching name)

well for starters those are IME the main sites. But Copenhagen is just a pleasant pedestrian-oriented city to stroll around in - just amble around.
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Apr 6th, 2014, 09:35 AM
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If you like modern art, there is a fabulous museum called Louisiana which is an easy day trip by train from Copenhagen, and well worth the journey. We enjoyed a wonderful open faced sandwich lunch sitting outdoors in the Calder sculpture garden overlooking the sea last October when we visited.
We also took a wonderful day trip by train to Roskilde to see both the famous Cathedral there and the Viking Ship museum (husband is interested in Vikings but it was very interesting even to me...)

It's also fun to visit the food market in Copenhagen, Torvallerne (spelling?), and be sure to take a canal cruise which gives a great sense of the city. Stroll around scenic Nyhavn and have a meal at one of the outdoor cafés that line the canal there. Visit the National Museum (great Viking exhibit) and one of the slots (palaces)- we went to the Rosenborg Slot which was fascinating. Walk through the beautiful grounds of the Botanical Gardens.

If you are interested in museums be sure and double check their status as we trudged all the way to the Resistance Museum only to find it under renovation, and the Design Museum was also closed when we were there. We very much enjoyed Copenhagen and surrounds- there is a lot to see and do, depending on your interests! Sadly, Tivoli Gardens was closed when we were there, so I can't comment @ that.
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Another neat close in day trip goes by S-Tog (commuter trains) to Elsinore (Helsingor in Danish) and Hamlet's Castle!)
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Copenhagen has a bunch of great museums (I would check if the Resistance museum is open) as well as the art and history Museums. There are also several Royal Palaces that can be toured - one with be a daily changing of the guard and a couple of others that can be toured to see fabulous interiors and furnishings (we love the Rose or 6 days - Rosenenborg Palace).

Also walking the Stroget is fascinating.

There's plenty to see for 5 or 6 days, never mind 3.
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Apr 6th, 2014, 06:36 PM
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This may give you an idea or two. Most places mentioned in the thread are seen herein. Two days will be tight...three much better to include the out of town stuff (Fredericksborg, Louisiana, etc..if you see a street named Bourbon, you are in the wrong Louisiana). Bredgade is the upscale shopping street and I recall it is where the Design Museum is located.
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Apr 7th, 2014, 07:00 AM
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thanks for the replies. I am interested in history, not much in art/modern art. so which will be the museums I should visit?
I am intersted to hear about Elsinore an hamlet's castle. but it seems to be in an isolated place. how to go there? will it be a full day trip?
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Apr 7th, 2014, 07:47 AM
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Nice memories of Copenhagen and environs. Yes. nice trip to Kronberg Castle and also town of Gilleleje where Danish Jews were hidden. Surely some train or other means to get there. But this city is just a nice place for strolling and museums and of course Tivoli Gardens. And then relaxingh in famed Nyhavn district. As for Christiana maybe OK but surprised PalenQ mentioning it with gusto!
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Apr 7th, 2014, 08:22 AM
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As for Christiana maybe OK but surprised PalenQ mentioning it with gusto!>

Well it is called the 2nd most visited place by tourists in Copenhagen for some reason.

Trains to Helsingor run all the time and take an hour or less - Hamlet's Castle - Kronborg is a short walk from the train. Helsingor is an interesting regional town - Swedes flock here in droves to buy booze cheaper than at home - note the tobacco and booze stores lining the main street by the ferry docks!
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Bakken is overlooked in favor of Tivoli, the famed amusement park/entertainment complex smack in central Copenhagen but I enjoyed Bakken a lot more than to me a stuff too sedate Tivoli.

Bakken claims to be the world's oldest amusement park - 400 years and going - also has entertainment like Tivoli and best of all no entry fee - Bakken is a short S-tog train ride from central Copenhagen.

Bakken is in Dyrehavn, 10 minutes by train north of Copenhagen - there is a large deer park there also with some old royal things in it I think that you can explore and in nice weather one of the best beaches around.
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Was in Copenhagen for 4 nights in September, and it was very nice. First night was memorable... we were staying near Tivoli Gardens and hadn't thought of visiting them that first night, but we saw it was the last night of the season and there would be an orchestra and fireworks. It was sprinkling, cold, but it is still one of the highlights of my 15 day trip. I can just imagine how nice it must be when the weather is nice.

Also enjoyed the changing of the guard, saw the Little Mermaid twice, and really enjoyed the Carlsberg Brewery, and their Guiness book of records setting beer bottle collection (close to 30,000 when we visited)

With 2 days, I wouldn't look at anything outside the city... just hanging out at Nyhavn you could spend 1/2 day easily.

Have fun!
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Apr 7th, 2014, 12:07 PM
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what about the museums (related to history)? which ones to visit? is taking a copenhagen card worth it?
then, where to stay in a reasonable budget (which will also be conveniently located)?
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Apr 7th, 2014, 12:12 PM
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For a museum related to history that is about an hour away head to Roskilde and the Viking Museum - some remains of Viking boats in this very famous museum.

Try to add a day or so to your stay!
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We stayed here last summer and loved it
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We also did a day trip to Roskilde on the train, easy and the Viking museum there is great
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Apr 8th, 2014, 04:28 AM
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Any more suggestions for stay? hotel/place should be well located and reasonable budget.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 05:04 AM
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What's reasonable to you - you will get better help if you are specific.

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Have no idea what "reasonable budget" means to you, but these hotels are well locatedbr /> The Square
The Admiral
Radisson Blu Royal
Marriott is a bit further walking distance from the centre but a very nice hotel.
As it is Easter, have no idea if any of these are available.

Not sure if the National Museum of Denmark was already mentioned.
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abinhav: we favor the Ibsen Hotel in Copenhagen. Just a little walk to Norreport Trains and a short jump from there to the Stroget...yet the hotel is quiet and near the lake, in a residential district. It is owned nd opeated by women and they run a good property. Excellent Italian restaurant on premises and breakfast in the garden. The rooms are spacious, especially on the top floor(elevator) where beamed ceilings are in vogue.

Three of our family members (adult children) have also stayed there and thought highly of it. I honestly don't know if more current room rates are within your budget (which you have yet to state). See pix in my post above...first few pics are of the Ibsen.
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Apr 8th, 2014, 04:51 PM
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We did Baltic cruise for 12 days about 6 Junes ago; we four thought that Tivoli Gardens was the most overpriced admission of the whole trip. We paid admission literally to walk past rides and had lunch; it was mid-June, and saw absolutely nothing remarkable for the price of entrance. Of course you'll see the Little Mermaid, Palace, museums that we wished we had gone to rather than Tivoli.
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